As Manchester City secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley, Jamie Carragher backed Ederson to play with ease as an outfield player.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the renowned pundit made this claim as Pep Guardiola’s men kicked off the new Premier League season in style.

Jamie Carragher said that he is not just keen on watching Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson play further up the pitch but is confident that he would do so comfortably during his side’s victory against Burnley.

Jamie Carragher says Ederson could play as an outfield player as Manchester City beat Burnley

Branded as ‘perfect’ for any five-a-side team by Gabby Agbonlahor, the £34.9 million (Guardian) man showcased his excellence on the ball against Vincent Kompany and Co.

The Brazilian international put in a splendid performance, almost like a quarter-back in a sense as he sprayed pass in behind the Clarets’ defence and into Erling Haaland in inch-perfect fashion.

As Manchester City were leading 2-0 at the time against Burnley, Jamie Carragher said that Ederson could do a job as an outfield player.

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“I would love to see Ederson play out for a game. I’m sure he could cope. I’m certain he can.”

Ederson is elite on the ball but he may struggle as an outfield player

Jamie Carragher is not necessarily incorrect, as the Manchester City shotstopper has showcased not just against Burnley but throughout his six-year spell that he is as comfortable as one can be in possession in goal.

The former Benfica No.1 is a sensational passer, extremely press-resistant, can dictate the tempo of a game from inside his own penalty area and may be the greatest goalkeeper on the ball we have ever seen.

But playing further up front, the press outfield players face is far more intense to goalkeepers while the angles in advanced areas could pose a major challenge for Ederson.

Not to mention other aspects such as turning in possession, knowing when to play which pass and the weight of his pick-outs as per the game state.

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